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Wayne Cyril Lee

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Wayne Cyril Lee, American author. Named one of Historian of Year, High Plains Preservation History Commission, 1981. Member of Toastmasters (president Imperial, Nebraska 1964-1965, 1972-1973), Nebraska State History Society Foundation (director since 1975), Nebraska Writers Guild (president 1974-1976), Western Writers America 1970-1971.

Background

Lee, Wayne Cyril was born on July 2, 1917 in Lamar, Nebraska, United States. Son of David Elmer and Rosa Belle (Deselms) Lee.

Education

Rural mail carrier, Lamar, 1951-1977. Instructor Writer's Digest School, 1976-1995. Author: (non-fiction) Scotty Philip, The Man Who Saved the Buffalo, 1975.

Trails of the Smoky Hill, 1980, Wild Towns of Nebraska, 1988, Bad Men and Bad Towns, 1993, Deadly Days in Kansas, 1997, (fiction) Shadow of the Gun, 1981. Guns at Genesis, 1981. Putnam's Ranch War, 1982.

The Violent Trail, 1984. War at Nugget Creek, 1985. Massacre Creek, 1985.

The Waiting Gun, 1986. Hawks of Autumn, 1986, Arikaree War Cry, 1992. Many others.

Career

With Rural Mail, Lamar, 1951—1977. Instructor Writer's Digest School, 1976—1995. Served with Signal Corps.

United States Army, 1945.

Works

Membership

Served with SignalCorps, United States Army, 1945. Named Historian of Year, High Plains Preservation of History Commission, 1981. Member Western Writers American (president 1970-1971), Nebraska Writers Guild (president 1974-1976), Nebraska State History Society Foundation (director since 1975), Toastmasters (president Imperial, Nebraska 1964-1965, 72-73).

Member Christian Church.

Connections

Married Pearl May Sheldon Lee, March 17, 1948. Children: Wayne Sheldon, Charles Lester.

father:
David Elmer Lee

mother:
Rosa Belle (Deselms) Lee

spouse:
Pearl May Sheldon Lee

children:
Wayne Sheldon Lee

Charles Lester Lee